Defense Date

1979

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Nursing

First Advisor

Dr. Jeanette Kissinger

Abstract

This study explored the time relationship of life change events in young adult patients with minor injuries for which medical attention was sought in an emergency department (ED). Life change events are those occurrences in life which require an alteration in a person's adaptive and coping responses to ease the discomfort associated with the change. Too much change without an increase in adaptation responses may cause loss of control. The manifestation of loss of control under evaluation in this study was the occurrence of a minor injury.

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Is Part Of

VCU University Archives

Is Part Of

VCU Theses and Dissertations

Date of Submission

9-8-2015

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Nursing Commons

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